Today In History

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It’s a short post this week, no birthdays. Have an awesome day and stay hydrated. M


After several attempts, an area surrounding the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes is designated as the Hawaii National Park, the first national park in a US territory. In 1961, it will be renamed Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. During summer 2018 the park will be closed to visitors because of explosive eruptions from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.


Former Eagle Scout, ex-Marine, and engineering student Charles Whitmanmurders his mother and wife, then carries a cache of firearms to the top of a 300-foot tower on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, where in 90 minutes he kills 14 and wounds 32 with sniper fire.


Cashing in on a new form of popular entertainment, the MTV networkdebuts, complete with “video jockeys” (VJs) introducing music…

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